Cascade hosted an Open House at its Madison, WI facility on June 22, 2016. The event was attended by more than 40 businesses and institutions and it included facility tours, workshops, networking opportunities, demonstrations, food and more. Look below at pictures of the event and download copies of the presentations.
Event Highlights & Links to More Information
Guests were shown how Cascade processes IT assets
Cascade demonstrating how our HDD/SSD destruction tools work
Cascade display board showing our transparent and accountable recycling process
Customers and friends sharing best practices and lunch
Nathan Nissen of Kohler Company talked about Sustainability
Over 70 staff from both facilities joined in the event
A selection of Cascade refurbished products on display
TJ Barelmann talking about this security guideline
Seminars and Guest Speakers
Cascade hosted two workshops during the event. The morning session, featuring Derek Laczniak and TJ Barelmann, covered the topics of Cyber Security and Secure Data Destruction. The afternoon session, featuring Nathan Nissen of the Kohler Company and Neil Peters-Michaud and Donald Townsend of Cascade, covered the topic of value creation from responsible IT asset reuse and recycling.
Derek Laczniak, M3 Insurance
Derek spoke about Cyber Security and best practices in risk mitigation strategies and what to do in the event of a suspected breach. Download his presentation.
TJ Barelmann, Cascade
TJ explained how the NIST 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization provide a comprehensive data destruction methodology that you can use to develop and maintain a privacy protection program. Download his presentation.
Nathan Nissen, Kohler Company
Nathan spoke about how they approach sustainability and also use the positve environmental impact of its electronics recycling program to support corporate goals and build interest from its associates. Download his presentation.
Donald Townsend, Cascade
Donald provided background information on Cascade's repair processes and explained the free repair resources of iFixit to help people repair virtually anything. Download his presentation.
Learn more about our speakers
Speaker bios and links to their contact information are presented here
Neil Peters-Michaud, Cascade
Neil provided information about assessing the cost and value of IT asset throughout their lifecycle by talking about Total Cost of Ownership concepts and how to use a modeling tool to assist with determining Equivalent Annual Costs and the optimal period to refresh IT assets. Download his presentation.